Michael Vick might be done playing football but that doesn’t mean he’s done with football altogether.
The 13-year NFL quarterback who spent most of his career with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles can now be found on the Kansas City Chiefs’ sidelines where he’s working as a coaching intern this summer for KC head coach Andy Reid.
There's a familiar face helping #Chiefs QBs at camp this year.
Michael Vick is one of Andy Reid's coaching interns.
More on this later. pic.twitter.com/cTlpQBGYvo
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) July 25, 2017
Reid coached Vick between 2009 to 2012 when they were both a part of the Eagles organization.
Of course, no mention of Vick’s career is complete without the abrupt fashion in which his time with Atlanta ended. He was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a dogfighting operation. Vick went on to rehabilitate his image and was given a second chance by Reid and the Eagles. He was named Comeback Player of the Year and made his fourth Pro Bowl in 2010. Still, his derailed Hall-of-Fame career will always be a What-If for Falcons fans.
Vick’s appearance on the sidelines shouldn’t be too surprising. He told the Howard Eskin Podcast in May that he had talked to Reid about the possibility.
“Yeah, well, he just wanted to get my thoughts, but we haven’t talked about it since. But if I could coach with anybody, I would love to start out with Andy if there was an opportunity. Obviously, I would love it with the Falcons as well. So we’ll see how it goes.”
He also went on Adam Schefter’s podcast last month and expressed his interest in coaching:
“I would love to coach in the National Football League one day. At some point, I’d definitely love to help work with young quarterbacks and develop them and still compete, you know, with the team and with the coaches.
“It’s another way to chase a championship. You know I’m not done. I’m not done by any means. You know I didn’t get the championship when I was playing, so, hey, maybe I’d get lucky one year, maybe fortunate enough to join the staff that may be good enough.”
No word yet on whether or not Vick will remain with the team during the season or if it’s just for the preseason. Perhaps his time will be better spent helping NFL players improve on the field than coming up with dubious hot takes about those who can’t.